The Imo State Deputy Governor, Prince Eze Madumere was out of the state when a mid day fire engulfed his residence. He was on official assignment to Abuja on Thursday when the inferno took place.
The fire began at 1.30 Pm on Thursday afternoon and completely razed down the bush bar and bus assigned to the media unit in the Deputy Governor’s convoy as well as other valuables worth millions of naria.
Reports said the fire was put out by fire fighters of the Imo State Fire Service and the domestic staff, the entire buildings would have been razed down.
According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor, Uche Onwuchekwa said “this afternoon, some part of the Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere’s official residence was gutted by fire.
“The fire incident which is suspected to have been triggered off by nearby inferno in the bush, which eventually spread to the visitors waiting hall, razed down the entire building, a bus stationed within the premises and other valuables estimated to worth millions of naira.
“The raging inferno would have spread to the main building but for the quick intervention of security attachés who were later joined by the men of fire service who promptly helped to bring the incident under control.
“The Deputy Governor has called for further investigation into the immediate and remote causes of the incident so as to prevent future occurrence.
“Prince Eze Madumere while regretting the ugly incident however expressed gratitude to God that no life was lost.”